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Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL

OBITUARY

Alice Mary Morrow

September 5, 1957June 29, 2020

Alice Mary Morrow, 62, of Homosassa, Florida and formerly of Brunswick, Maine and Crystal River, Florida, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 peacefully and surrounded by family, friends, and prayer. A native of Wallagrass, Maine, she was born September 5, 1957 to the late Paul and Florine (LeBlanc) Freeman, one of six children. Alice held various positions in her life, but most importantly had been a lifelong, loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She moved to Crystal River in 1997 from Brunswick, Maine, then to Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa in 2015 with her beloved husband of 36 years, George E. Morrow, who survives her. George and Alice met at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, Maine. They were married on June 22, 1984 at Saint Mary’s Church in Bangor, Maine and he was a good husband. Mrs. Morrow was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Brunswick, Maine and St. Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River, Florida. Alice was a member of the Daughters of Isabella of Brunswick and a longtime member of the American Legion Post #155 Auxiliary of Crystal River. Alice was widely known as a servant of others, always lending a helping hand and inviting people into her home. She loved to spend time with her family and enjoyed being on the family farm in Northern Maine during the summer months. Working with her brothers Luke and Mike, they repaired the Freeman Family barn which is now recognized as a national historic place. The “Red Barn on Route 11” is witness to the family values of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers George and Andrew Freeman. Survived by her husband George E. Morrow of Homosassa, she also leaves behind her two children: Paul Morrow of Brooksville, Florida and Jean Morrow of Arlington, Virginia (the best children anyone could ask for); sister Angela Charette (husband Dave) of Fort Kent, Maine; brothers Luke and Michael Freeman of Wallagrass, Maine, and her granddaughter Maribelle Morrow of Brooksville, Florida. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Benedict Catholic Church, Crystal River Florida with Fr. Ryszard “Richard” Stradomski, Celebrant. Those who wish may join the mass at 9:45 A.M. via live stream at www.centralbaymarket.com by looking for Alice’s picture, clicking on “Watch Service”, and entering the password Alice7072. Interment will follow at a later date at St. John Vianney Parish Catholic Cemetery in Wallagrass, Maine. Memorial contributions can be made to the “Red Barn Fund” at https://www.givesendgo.com/RedBarnFund. Services entrusted to Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida www.wilderfuneral.com

  • FAMILY

  • Paul Freeman, Father (deceased)
  • Florine LeBlanc, Mother (deceased)
  • Andrew Freeman, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael Freeman, Brother
  • Luke Freeman, Brother
  • George Freeman, Brother (deceased)
  • Angela Charette (Husband Dave), Sister
  • George E. Morrow, Loving husband of 36 years, Homosassa, FL
  • Paul Morrow, Loving son of Brooksville FL
  • Jean Morrow, Loving daughter of Arlington, VA
  • Maribelle Morrow, Adored granddaughter of Brooksville, FL

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

Alice Mary Morrow

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Samantha Waechter

July 7, 2020


We admire Alice’s beautiful soul and the way she always brought Christ’s light and joy to those around her. She was a fiery ball of energy and delight; she was always full of smiles and laughs. She will live on for a time here on Earth in the cherished memories of those who knew her, but she lives on eternally at peace with the Father. Gloria Patri!

Our deepest sympathy and prayers,
The Waechter Family

Susan Keelan

July 7, 2020

Alice is the epitomy of the old saying "Dynamite comes in small packages". There was never anything she couldn't accomplish. She was always an inspiration to me restoring the barn and all that that implies. She used her seemingly endless energy to help everyone around her and you never had to ask, she offered her help openly. Amazing woman, mother, friend. God bless her family.

Carol Davenport Gallagher

July 5, 2020

My heart is saddened at the passing of this beautiful angel. In the time we shared at SupShip, Alice showed us every day what a loving, caring, patient, giving woman, always sensitive to the hurts of others. She always did her best to try to remain upbeat, even in the most trying of circumstances. And the light in her eyes when she started seeing you, George, was as bright as the dawn sun. I imagine that light shone nearly as bright when her 'children' and that precious grandchild were born. I am thankful for the true privilege of sharing just a small part of Alice's journey. I can only hope that the gifts of her loving presence will comfort each of you in the coming days.
Caring wishes,
Carol

Guillermo Chiaway

July 3, 2020

Your mom departed on June 29, the Feast of St Peter and St Paul. God must have had a very good reason to choose such a special day for your mom

Wanda Lavertu

July 3, 2020

Words: however kind they may be cannot mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss, wish you comfort and peace of mind.

What a beautiful, loving, kind, compassionate, generous, selfless, spirited woman Alice was. Wherever Alice was; there God was. She loved us like Jesus loves us. What greater love is there? None.
(John 13:34-35) "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another,
By this All will know that your are My disciples, if you have love for one another"

I met Alice through my parents. My parents met George and Alice at a "Maine Day" gathering in Florida and became friends instantly. She was just like my mom. Alice loved life and everything in it. She never met a stranger. She became friends with anyone and everyone she would meet. It is no wonder why Alice and my mom became best friends.

When my parents passed away, Alice would never let me feel alone. We would always get together on my birthday, talk on the phone for hours and text each other back and forth.
She would tell me she was in Maine helping her brothers fix up "The Barn". That is what she called it before she made it become a historical site.

I remember talking about "The Barn" (that is what Alice called it at the time) so many times during texts or phone calls. She sent me before and after pictures. She worked so hard on it. She was so proud of it. But Alice mainly loved the fact that she was spending time with her family in Maine. She loved her family very much. She even made her friends feel like family.

To the Morrow Family:

I thank you so much for allowing me your time with Alice during these last few weeks. Alice was very special to me. She took me under her wings when my parents passed away. Now, she is using those wings to fly high with the other angels God has called home to him.

I will gladly donate to "The Red Barn on Route 11" fund. HER final wish.





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Joe Byrnes

July 3, 2020

Dear George,

Sending my sincere sorrow for your loss.
Stay well and cherish the memories.

Your old friend,

Joe

Annie Brooks

July 3, 2020


Dear Paul and Jean,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and I'm here for whatever you need.
Love you both,
Mrs. Brooks

Logan Pascascio

July 3, 2020

The moment Alice walked into a room her calm, gentle, and loving spirit filled the air with warmth. Just being around her had the power to make you feel like a better person.

She was endlessly compassionate and understanding. She would forgive any wrong and approach all people with love. No matter what.

Alice put others first. She spent her entire life serving others. Even during the last few years of her life she spent countless hours helping her community in Maine, caring for her family, and loving every person she met along the way.

Before she passed, she asked that her memorial fund go to supporting The Red Barn and those who work tirelessly to restore it. The owner of the Barn is honored that Alice chose to do this. Even in her passing she serves others. What a beautiful soul.

Eternal rest grant unto them,

O Lord, and let perpetual light

shine upon them. May the souls

of all the faithful departed, through

the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Elizabeth Wisser

July 3, 2020

The world is missing one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met, and heaven is rejoicing with their newest angel. Mrs. Morrow always treated me as family. I’m very fortunate to call her daughter, Jean, a friend that became family. Mrs. Morrow would cheer Jean and I on at our soccer games, and when it came time for my own children to hit the soccer fields, she was there cheering them on as well. I wish we could’ve had more time with this sweet beautiful woman, but I am thankful for the time we did get with her. May she rest in heavenly paradise. I know she’ll be waiting for us with open arms and the biggest smile when we meet again 💕

Ann Conant

July 3, 2020

I only met Mrs. Morrow a handful of times, but I feel as though I knew her through her amazing daughter Jean! I know she was a beautiful, kind, and generous person.

I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. The Morrow family will continue to be in my prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY